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Landforms of India from Topomaps and Images

R. Vaidyanadhan (Author) K.V. Subbarao (Author)

The volume that you hold in your hands is a rich visual celebration of India’s landforms covering the entire geological time scale ranging from the Hadean (~4600 ma) to the Recent (Holocene), using different mediums including earth-based terrestrial photography, remote sensing satellite images and time-honoured traditional topographic maps. The union of different ways of viewing the earth’s features presented in this volume creates a rare, more holistic view of India’s geologic and human landscape that has not yet been available before. An easily accessible text, with the aid of annotated maps, images and diagrams, assist in explaining key concepts in geological terminology to the reader”.

“The volume has highly benefited in the incorporation of data obtained from the Geological Survey of India, Indian Space Research Organization and Survey of India. Never before has such a collection from different sources on this scale of India’s diverse landforms been assembled and presented in such a user – friendly manner. The aim of this publication is to stimulate interest in landforms in general, and those of India in particular and it is designed to be a learning tool for students, teachers and the curious among the public”.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Conventional symbols. 3. How to use the maps and images. 4. Topomap and terrestrial photo. 5. Topomap and satellite image. 6. Digital elevation model. 7. Geological and physiographic maps of India. 8. Location of topographic maps chosen. 9. Hachured map and terrestrial photo. 10. Topomaps, sketches, photos/Aerial photos, locations, images, physiographic features and notable features. 11. List of physiographic features. 12. Geological time scale. 13. Procurement of topomaps and images. Glossary.

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About the author

R. Vaidyanadhan

Prof. R. Vaidyanathan was born in 1931.  He obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees from the Geology Department, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and was a faculty member from 1953 and retired as Professor in 1991.  He has his training in Geomorphology and Photo-interpretation in the Geology Department and the Institute of Cartography, Geodesy and Photogrammetry respectively at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA and in Photogeology at the United states Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.  He served as a Professor in Geology at the University of Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania for two academic years during 1981-83.  He has conducted training programmes in geomorphological mapping for students and professional geologists sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and the Geological Survey of India respectively.  He has published over 70 papers and supervised 12 students for Ph.D. degree at the Andhra University.  A majority of the papers are in the fields of Quaternary Geology, Geomorphology and Remote Sensing.  He has carried out projects funded by UGC, CSIR, ONGC, DST, ISRO, Ministry of Defence, Planning Commission etc. during 1965-1991.  he was the Editor of the Journal of the Geological Society of India, Bangalore for a term during 1992-1995 and was a Vice President of the Society during 1995-2001.

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Title Landforms of India from Topomaps and Images
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.11.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380998039
length 1 Atlas+xxvii+135 pages; Illustrations; 118 Colour; Maps; Colour; 40cm.